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Facebook Not Blocking Wikileaks Page For Now

Facebook has said that it is not going to censor the content of the Wikileaks fan page and has no plans to do so in the foreseeable future.

Representatives of the social network, said in a statement: "The WikiLeaks Facebook Page does not violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies."

CNET speculates, however, that Facebook could still rescind on its current position and cut off all ties with the site, as many other major online players - such as PayPal and Amazon - have done. The former was hit by DDoS attacks by members of the Anonymous hacking group in retaliation for closing down the Wikileaks donation page.

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange was arrested this afternoon in London under a European arrest warrant for suspected sex crimes committed in Sweden. He has been refused bail and will be remanded in custody until 14 December.

The Wikileaks Facebook Page has almost one million followers.